This hostel was my home for 2 months. The staff are really helpful, especially if you have just arrived in the city. Theres a tour desk where they can give you advice and help on any tours you are thinking of doing.
If you are looking for work theres a job board and you're opposite the central train station so nowhere is difficult to get to; the hostel is also happy to take on guests as staff as well.
The rooms and always clean and modern with your own locker. All rooms are locked with a key card that must also be used for the lift and to get in to the building and with a 24 hour reception security is very high.
There is a big tv room and although the kitchen is bit small if you choose the right time to use it there shouldn't be any problems.
Below the hostel is the Side Bar, open til 2am always full of other guests a great place to meet up with people and the food isnt bad in there if your in early enough.
Directions: Opposite Central Station. On the top corner where Pitt Street meets George Street
Sorry, never stayed here. But looks nice from the outside.
Unique Quality: Great location for backpackers as it it smack bang in the middle of the city right in front of Central Train Station.
Prices vary from AUD$26 pp (10 Dorm) to AUD$98 (Double Ensuite) per night.
10km from airport
KST Shuttle bus - This is the most economical means of transport to the city. KST is an independantly operated Airport Shuttle service that runs frequently between the airport & the city. They leave approximately every
half an hour from outside the Arrival Gates at both the International & Domestic Terminals. The cost is $9 per person*. Wakeup! is the first stop.
Train - leave every 10mins, takes only 10mins to Central Station and costs $14 one-way. Wakeup! is across the road.
Taxi - costs approximately $25-$30 depending on traffic. (Handy Hint: ask driver to go via O'Riordan Street and through Redfern to Wakeup as this is the shortest route)
100m from Central Railway Station
100m from coach terminals
* If staying for 3 or more nights please let the driver know and we will give him a voucher for your transfer when you arrive at wakeup! (don't pay the driver as they cannot refund prepaid tickets)
Directions: Central Station, Sydney City
Any one been to this hostel before?
Whats it like?
Me and my friend are beginning a year in Australia in Sydney but there seems to be so many hostels to choose from!
A: I stayed in this hostel and its a good place to start especially if you are alone like I was. Its clean, well the rooms are and the toilet and showers you will probablly share with people on your floor.
You will find people from all over the world and every night people are gathered in the bar underneath and here's where it can get a little messy especially as it serves up cheap drinks and cheap people!!!
On a serious note -a bit of good advice though.. Dont accept any drinks of anyone - i noticed a lot of girls acting totally out of character and I have my suspicions..
Also, I found its location a plus!! Its opposite central station and if you want to get a few things organised like say -a mobile, aopen a bank account, sightseeing, a trip, a job, or just a place to start then its a good place.
If you want to goto a place by the sea then theres surfside backpackers in Coogie!!
If you want to stay in another hostel in town especially if you fancy a change then stay at 'BIG on Elizabeth St.
When you get there ask to join up to thre 'VIP' scheme because its worth it. You pay a small amount and you get a little booklet that has all the hostels they reccomend throughout oz and you also make a saving on things upon presentation of the membership card!
-any further questions email me!!
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Address: 509 Pitt St, Sydney, New South Wales, 2000, Australia